Carving a giant derelict building into a Star Wars AT-AT

An architecture firm (whose crappy Flash/popup site will resize your window, be warned) has commissioned this cool project to transform derelict Soviet modern buildings into sculptures -- like this Star Wars AT-AT battle-mech! Link (Thanks, Geoff!)

Update: Greg sez, "The site with the building carved into an ATAT is a photoshop hoax. Check the two pics side by side on the site and note the white van, the guy in the red shirt, and the motorcycle. It's the same picture only one has been artfully photoshopped!" I'm not sure; the site's confusing. I think this may be an architect's rendering of the plan, not a hoax.

Update 2: Sioen sez, "this was a submission to an art/design competition for the Shrinking Cities concept." Read the rest

AT-AT homebrew Hallowe'en costume

This cardboard Star Wars AT-AT costume is magnificent, and well-documented on a Flickr build-log set. The best Hallowe'en costume I ever had was the cardboard C3PO outfit my kindergarten-teacher mom made out of rolled up tubes of cardboard spray-painted gold -- this, however, is miles ahead of what my mom was capable of hacking up. Don't worry Mom, I don't hold it against you. Link (Thanks, Gary!) Read the rest

Trailer suspended 50' in the air with stilts and wires

Roboshobo sez, "Hey, look at this amazing pic I found while doing an image search for skyscrapers. It looks to be a mobile home suspended 50 feet in the air with tension lines and stilts. Reminded me of AT-ATs from Star Wars or the walking city that Ron Herron of Archigram concieved." JPEG Link

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Lore on new Star Wars game

Lore "Brunching Shuttlecocks" Sjöberg reviews Star Wars: Battlefront, a new shooter-game, in today's Wired News. Nutshell: it's more cool than it is fun, with lots of opportunities for Star Wars truefen to blow away Jar Jar and get down with their lucas-envy, but not a lot of gameplay.
You can look up at towering AT-ATs or look down from them as you blast the rebels to smithereens, evil cackle optional. You can zoom through the trees of Endor's moon on a speeder bike, see your buddies get pulled into a Sarlacc pit, and dogfight above Bespin. More cynical fans will welcome the ability to give Ewoks and Gungans a good spanking, blaster-style. Not only are the arenas exciting enough to pull you in, they even manage to make the prequels look good.
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